Swiss Family Card or Junior Travel Card?

Swiss Family Card or Junior Travel Card?

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rubnish
rubnish
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Jun 11, 2017 - 7:50 AM

Hello,

I'm trying to book the Jungfrau online. We are a group of 3 adults and 2 kids (12 yrs, 7yrs). i'll be taking the SWISS travel Pass with a family card as well.

While booking on www.jungfrau.ch/shop/e n/tickets/bergbahn , Grindelwald to Jungfrau, i'm able to select SWISS TRAVEL PASS option for the adult tickets (which gives me discounted fare of CHF.142.60 per adult instead of CHF.190- for return trip 2nd class). However, for children, the only option i get to select is " Child (6-16 years without junior card)" which costs CHF.95 per child.

Question:

For this trip, can the children travel free on the SWISS travel pass family card?

If yes, how can i reserve seats for them on the website for online booking, as i currently see no options for the same.

If not, what other options are available?

how much does the junior travel card cost? Given that i'll be having the swiss travel pass family card which covers the kids free on most routes (we'd be travelling together throughout the Swiss holiday), does purchasing the junior travel card make sense?

TIA

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 11, 2017 - 9:29 AM in reply to rubnish

Hi TIA and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The Swiss Family Card covers the children 100% on all trips in Switzerland - so no need to buy any other tickets or passes.

You can reserve seats for yourself and your children here (direct link on that page). I would recommend not doing so until a day or two before your planned trip - to ensure the weather is favourable - don't go if it is cloudy!

Lucas

Last modified on Jun 13, 2017 - 4:14 PM by Lucas
rubnish
rubnish
3 posts
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Jun 11, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Thanks for your response Lucas.

is it likely that Jungraou gets cloudy during July in summer?

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 11, 2017 - 2:28 PM in reply to rubnish

It happens certainly - weather at that height (3454 meters) changes quickly and dramatically from time to time!

rubnish
rubnish
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Jun 11, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Thanks- very helpful and much needed advice!

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